Traser P6600 Shade ‘Red, White, & Blue’ Special Edition Tactical Watch

Traser P6600 Shade ‘Red, White, & Blue’ Special Edition Tactical Watch

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases

Traser has just released a new special edition "Red, White, & Blue" version of their recently updated H3 P6600 Shade watch collection meant to honor the large American watch market - and their many customers in it. Traser is the brand officially owned by MB-Microtec in Switzerland that produces Trigalight tritium gas tubes - those used in a range of watches from Luminox to Ball. Traser is among the original modern tactical watches with timepieces meant for professional use and popular with soldiers, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, and of course, weekend warriors. It probably doesn't surprise you that Traser watches do well with the gun-lover audience here in America.

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases

Ironically enough, given current politics in America, it might be the right time for the brand to release a watch such as this. This special edition takes the Traser P6600 Shade and gives it assorted red, white, and blue Trigalight gas tubes at the hour markers as means to remind the wearer of the American flag. Though it should be just as useful to remind people of other red, white, and blue national flags of which there are 38, according to Wikipedia. So depending on where you live and your particular flavor of patriotism, the Traser P6600 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition watch could be in honor of the United States, Dominican Republic, Iceland, South Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Cambodia, Norway, Slovenia, Nepal, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Nepal... and a lot more.

So Traser really has a lot of countries covered here even though they are emblazoning the American bald eagle and prancing frontier horses behind the image of the watch. The Traser P6600 Shade watch is itself a welcome upgrade from the previous generation P6600 Shadow. Upgrades are subtle but important for detail seekers who wanted the best possible watch in both quality and design. One upgrade is the use of black-colored discs (versus white) for the date and day of the week windows - an important refinement. Also, the pip that holds the tritium gas tube on the rotating bezel is now PVD-coated black versus in unfinished steel - which adds to the important stealth look of the watch.

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Watch Watch Releases

Traser also apparently upgraded the crystal from mineral to AR-coated sapphire - which I think most people will appreciate. With that said, truly active watch wearers sometimes prefer mineral crystal because rather than shatter under large impact, it merely chips (or totally cracks depending on the force of the impact).

The 45mm-wide case is 12mm thick and water-resistant to 200 meters. The inner case is steel while the black-colored outer case is light and made of fiberglass-reinforced resin. That makes it lightweight at 80 grams (with the strap) and pretty durable. The dial is pure functionality with a scale for both the 12-hour and 24-hour time, in addition to the rotating 60-minute timing bezel. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda quartz caliber 517.6 DD (day/date) movement. Attached to the case is a black NATO-style strap, but a rubber strap is also available as an option. Price for the Traser H3 P6660 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition watch is $475. traser.com

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  • ” It probably doesn’t surprise you that Traser watches do well with the gun-lover audience here in America”

    It surprises me. NRA Life member, competitive shooter in IPSC, IDPA and Bullseye as well as a former instructor. I’ve never seen anyone wear a Traser – or any tritium-tubed watch for that matter – whilst shooting a match or jawing at the snack bar. I’ve met a lot of mall-ninjas who strap on a Luminox “Tacticool Navy Seals Edition” before pleasuring themselves to Magpul’s latest catalog, though.

    • BILL*

      But what about “given current politics in America”? Eh? 🙂
      Still trying to figure out what is “ironic” about it all.

      • I had a marketing professor once tell the class, “If you want Americans to buy something, make sure to incorporate a picture of Jesus or an eagle into the design, or stick a clock on it.”

        • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

          “Never Stop Closing”

          • JosephWelke

            “Always Be Closing”

          • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

            Thanks for the reminder.
            ABC…once upon a time, I had a sign on the wall like that.

      • Berndt Norten

        Maybe ironic in an Alannis Morrisette way, as in, well…

    • IG

      Maybe Ariel meant Taser-loving audience? Taser and Traser – walk hand in hand.

  • Jingoism, graphic description.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    That’s me back.

    A special edition of a $500 watch,……………..big whoop wanna fight about it ?
    Sadly their doesn’t seem to be an option for my feeling on this particular watch, needless to say i wouldn’t be seen dead wearing it. Oooh look shiny lights !
    I can’t see the connection between this and some gun totting arsehole spouting nonsense about the 2nd amendment.
    I hate the watch and its nato strap which just looks cheap.
    But as Ariel pointed out recently my comments on this on any other watches doesn’t mean anything unless i could comment on the wearability.
    Am pretty sure in this instance my opinion wouldn’t change.

    • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang
      • Raymond Wilkie

        Un……..believable.

      • kramdrallim

        Yep,that is tacticool.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      Maybe ebarrassing, but I own a Traser Automatic Master. A little bit big, finish on case and bracelet quite mediocre. But ok for the price and it has a saphire crystal.

    • Sheez Gagoo
      • Raymond Wilkie

        Wow,…..even your hairbrush is made in Switzerland.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          This IS Switzerland. It was dirt cheap, got it with a hairdryer that already exploded. Both bought decades ago.

          • Gokart Mozart

            I imagine Switzerland don’t do made in China (unless it is an Apple).

            Glad to hear that not everything made in Switzerland is built like a…. Swiss Watch

          • Sheez Gagoo

            No, there are a few good and reasonably priced products from Switzerland. Like Pitralon. But most of the consumer electronic is build in China as in most other countries. Trisa is quite an exception. I don’t know how they survive. Many other brands disappeared (Lenco) or are specialized. Jura made mixers and other stuff. Nowadays just coffee mashines. Because we ride the China train. We’re not that different. My new hairdrier is made in China now. Works well.

          • Gokart Mozart

            Just kidding. I have been too Switzerland a couple of times. Wonderful place, absolutely loved it.

  • Yojimbo

    I like it but overall, I’m kind of just *meh* for it

  • Sheez Gagoo

    This could be the French or Russian edition as well. And as an other author mentioned, it misses an eagle on the dial. Or Jesus.

  • SuperStrapper

    It looks like a PVD robot goatse. Can’t stand how small and useless the handset looks compared to the size and scale of everything else. And why are the tubes not applied in some kind of pattern? Am I o be reminded of the US flag because only the 10 and 12 marketed are blue?

    Do not want.

    • Gokart Mozart

      Strange about the tubes. And how come in the other picture it is using green tubes?

      I guess the randomness of the tube lights must be because it appeals to the gun community, and this actually “Red White Blue – Russian Roulette Edition” (because you don’t know the colour combo the tubes are going to be placed in) which would given the current situation in American Politics would mean Traser have a sense of humour

      • SuperStrapper

        I’m not sure how the improved political landscape in the US is relevant, but I like the Russian roulette edition idea: no real work needs to be done, considering their flag uses the same colour scheme.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        The normal tubes on any Traser are green because on land they provide the best visibility. Because of unknown reasons (to me), green light seemes brighter to the human eye than any other colour. Except on their divers, they are equipped with blue lights because it`s the last colour absorbed by the water. All other colours are just funny and bright lights. Suboptimal but sometimes good looking. Or acceptable. Or none of it. Depends on taste.

    • Kuroji

      Lol!

    • Astronuts

      HA!

  • Marius

    Microwaved garbage.

  • Shawn Lavigne

    a solid choice for those in the military.

    • Maybe the Salvation Army.

      • MeaCulpa

        Not even the Salvation Army, maybe for the Salvation Navy’s Auxiliary Submarine branch’s Fleet Air Arm’s youth outreach program’s REMFs; but even that is stretching what a traser can handle.

        • BJ314

          you’re trying too hard now.

          • MeaCulpa

            Yes yessir!

    • Sheez Gagoo

      I know these watches very well. Get a G-Shock.

      • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

        or a Timex.

    • MeaCulpa

      Luminox and Traser are both garbage, in the military you buy a G-Shock and juuuust maybe a Suunto (but you shouldn’t). The only thing remotely solid with the traser is the lume.

  • Juan-Antonio Garcia

    What a mess.

  • IanE

    ‘ Traser is among the original modern tactical watches with timepieces
    meant for professional use and popular with soldiers, law enforcement,
    emergency response personnel, and of course, weekend warriors. It
    probably doesn’t surprise you that Traser watches do well with the
    gun-lover audience here in America.’

    Is that what Traser tell you about their wide-spread popularity or is there any evidence to support that claim?

    • Ariel Adams

      It is really based on who they sell to, the types of stores that carry them. You’ll find presenting at places like SHOT show (http://www.shotshow.org/), and less at traditional tradeshows for things like watches.

      • Marius

        The fact that Traser presents its watches at shows like SHOT show and other less traditional trade shows for watches is in no way, shape, or form indicative that this brand is popular among soldiers, law enforcement, etc. Many brands take part at trade shows, but only a few of them are popular. Similarly, many brands participate at the SIHH and Baselworld, but only a few are popular and successful.

        The best indicator for the popularity of a brand is the number of watches sold. How many units has Traser sold? Unless you can back your statements with numbers, you’re essentially just copy/pasting their marketing material.

        • arieladams

          I’m unclear as to why this is a controversial remark. If such information is present in Traser marketing material, it is not where I deduced it. I’m not saying Traser watches are the most popular watches for soldiers and law enforcement, I’m saying that according to casual discussions with the brand several times over the years, they described the breakdown of their consumer demographic in the US and mentioned those categories several times. Exhibiting at tradeshows is very expensive and they would not return to any year after year if not experiencing success selling to the people who attend.

          • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

            The simple mention of “Shot Show” and any thing ‘tacticool’ seems to upset the immature and insecure.
            The contributions of MB-Microtec to the watch world are well appreciated by many marques who use their tritium tubes..
            Their technology is also well-established in the gun site realm of things. (nite sights using tritum tune technology)
            And they are well-known at a number of trade shows.
            As for their popularity among the “tacticool” – their price point has a lot to do with that.
            Although, it seems, G-Shocks still rule in the operator world.

          • IanE

            ‘seems to upset the immature and insecure.’
            Very offensive language which has no place on a watch blog!

          • Marius

            Before calling people “immature” and “insecure” it wouldn’t hurt if you actually understood what people are talking about. The discussion is not about guns.

            The discussion is about the fact that ABTW argues that Traser is a popular brand among soldiers, law enforcement, etc. whithout actually presenting any evidence to support this claim. The explanation offered by ABTW was that the representatives of Traser told them, during a few casual discussions, that their brand was popular amongst these segments. If an article presents whatever the brand tells you, without doing a minimum amount of research and facts-checking, then the article is pretty much an advertorial.

            As for the guns, I’m not an American and I don’t live in the US, so I couldn’t care less about the weapons policy in the US.

          • kramdrallim

            I also don’t get it, this is a mountain made from a molehill I think.

          • Gokart Mozart

            Shoot the mole…..?

          • kramdrallim

            The mole in this case appears to be innocent, the guilty party are those that piled enough crap on it to make it a mountain,why shoot the mole?, it’s just going about its business.

          • Gokart Mozart

            Exactly, when there are guns about it is quite a large chance the innocent mole will get shot.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          Sales are homeopatic. Crossfinanced by the gun light inserts and the rest of the enterprise is evergreened by low interest rates. Wouldn`t be surprised when they shut down the watch part very soon.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        It would have been nice to see a picture from the side to see the steel inner case and the skeletonized plastic/carbonfiber outer case. Unfortunately the huge gaps and openings on the outer case are normally filled with horrible and vomit inducing filth after a while.

  • Word Merchant

    I see a teeny tiny movement cowering in there.

  • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    The colors are pretty.

  • Polerouter

    Some would say that the American flag and tiny hands are indeed suited to US current politics.

    • Eran Reuveni

      Well said 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Sheez Gagoo

      You know words, you have the best words.

  • cg

    Have no idea WHY this watch is reviewed as a “gun lover’s” watch. It has no ballistic computer. It’s just a watch that may have been at the SHOT Show. “Ironically enough, given current politics in America, it might be the right time for the brand to release a watch such as this.” WTF does that mean? Are you saying that this administration is OMG pro gun? Guns have always been legal by Constitutional law in the USA no matter what the political climate.
    BLACK WATCHES MATTER.

    • arieladams

      Two things. First, the brand has claimed several times to me that they do well via distribution sales channels that also sell items to gun lovers. Whatever that means.

      Also, a few months ago I posted a picture of myself on social media shooting a rifle at a range wearing a G-Shock. The incredible vitriol in the commentary that ensued (much by people who claimed to be from elsewhere other then America) shocked and fascinated me. I became convinced that whereas guns are a slightly controversial thing in America (by comparison), outside of America they are much more controversial. At least that was the lesson I got from that experience.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        Lessons to learn. I`m Euro, and I own guns. Rural area = Aaweesome, I know this from Cod, Urban Area=”Just looking at your gun kills my family. Are you a serial killer? Or a mass murderer? So why do you have guns?”

      • cg

        Maybe G-Shock would work better for me.I do shoot alot and have had watches fail from vibration.

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      • kramdrallim

        Don’t listen to the do goodie diatribe,I think all watches should be tested at the range by minimum .338 magnum calibre recoil., There you go, the very reason why watches and guns go together, the word, ” calibre”

      • Jim C

        So, what were you shooting – an AR? Going to sight mine in next week.

        • Ariel Adams

          You know, I’m a lot more a gun and rifle novice than most, and it was a rental so I don’t recall the precise model. I just recall having amazing appreciation for “precision shooting” experts given all the skills and variables needed to hit small targets from afar. It’s like a giant math problem that requires agility. Not only do you need to properly adjust the site and take into consideration telemetry, but you need to think about wind, air pressure, and temperature. Then there is technique when it comes to holding the rifle, breathing, pulling the trigger, etc… Oh, that doesn’t take into consideration differences between the types of guns, ammunition, and even how particular bullets are packed. Tons of respect to those people who are skilled in precision shooting arts.

          • Jim C

            Much of it is an art, and science, of course. But, anyone can have fun with a .22 just shooting targets. Thanks for the considered respone, Ariel.

  • The small hands remind me of someone… just can’t get my finger on who exactly.

    • Gokart Mozart

      “Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, [Republican rival Marco Rubio] referred to my hands: ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.” – Mr Trump

      Small hands, big balance cock. Wait, this is quartz.

  • BILL*

    Kindly requesting that we keep this Sturm und Drang directed towards the watch…